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ITSP Magazine: Two Is Usually Better Than One, But With 2FA It Might Not Be

March 4, 2018 -- Two Is Usually Better Than One, But With 2FA It Might Not BeRobert Capps, VP at NuData, wrote a report issued yesterday by ITSP Magazine, explaining details about a mobile malware known as FakeBank, which was discovered by security researchers from Trend Micro. The new malware has been embedded in several SMS/MMS management software apps and is designed to steal banking information and funds. [quote]A layered defense that includes passive biometrics and behavioral analytics can review

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PaymentsJournal: PII: The Impact of Exposure

February 15, 2018 -- PII: The Impact of ExposureRobert Capps, VP at NuData, wrote a report issued yesterday by PaymentsJournal, outlining the importance of protecting personally identifiable information, and the secondary measures to protect an account after PII has been compromised.[quote]It is now incumbent on online businesses, as well as consumers, to incorporate as many best practices as possible to secure individual identity and to fight fraudulent transactions. Consumers should use unique, strong passwords on all sites, and change them

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PaymentsSource: It’s time for static ID to go away for good

January 17, 2018 -- It's time for static ID to go away for good Robert Capps, VP at NuData, wrote a report issued yesterday by PaymentsSource, regarding the failure of traditional PII (Personally Identifying Information). [quote]Half of all adults in the U.S. have had their personal information stolen, opening the door for hackers to open lines of credit in someone else’s name, or to steal money, products and services. [/quote] For the complete article, go here.

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Biometric Update: Holiday online shopping – naughty or nice?

December 11, 2017 -- Holiday online shopping – naughty or nice?This is a guest post on BiometricUpdate.com by Robert Capps, VP and authentication strategist at NuData Security.With the Christmas holidays coming up, there will be a race to secure holiday gifts at the best prices if they didn’t already on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consumers are expected to spend an average of $1,226 during the holiday shopping season reaching ~$1.05 trillion between November and January, according to the latest

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FindBiometrics: AWS S3 ‘Misconfiguration’ Opens Door to MITM Attacks

November 29, 2017 -- AWS S3 ‘Misconfiguration’ Opens Door to MITM Attacks An Amazon Web Services data storage service has a serious data security flaw, according to new research. AWS S3 'Misconfiguration' Opens Door to MITM Attacks. Citing Skyhigh Networks, NuData Security outlines the issue in a new blog post. [quote]Fortunately, there are safeguards against the potential ‘Ghostwriter’ attacks enabled by the issue. The AWS Trusted Advisor, for example, has an ‘Amazon S3 Bucket Permissions’ security check that can be

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